Couple indicted in Baltimore killing
A couple has been indicted in the stabbing death of a Johns Hopkins University researcher as he was walking home in Baltimore's Charles Village neighborhood last month.
Thirty-four-year-old John Wagner and 24-year-old Lavelva Merritt were indicted last week by a city grand jury. They've been held without bail since late July and will be arraigned Sept. 24.
According to police and prosecutors, Wagner and Merritt demanded cash from 23-year-old Stephen Pitcairn and stabbed him in the chest around 11 p.m. on July 25.
Charging documents show the couple later bragged about the crime, and that bloody shoes, a wallet and Pitcairn's iPhone were found in their nearby home. Wagner has a long criminal record.
-- The Baltimore Sun
Washington Post Editors
August 30, 2010; 11:55 AM ET
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